Sherin and Lodgen is committed to the advancement and success of our women attorneys and professionals. The mission of our Women’s Initiative is to provide an internal network of support that fosters growth and achievement while connecting and learning with outside organizations that directly support women and women’s causes.
S&L Women Leaders
We spoke with the female attorneys here at Sherin and Lodgen about their careers, life outside of the office, and what it means to be a woman in the legal industry to them. Click the profiles below to view their Q&As.
Sherin and Lodgen is proud to have so many of our women attorneys and professionals recognized for their accomplishments in the legal profession and for their contributions to their communities.
Carla M. Moynihan (Real Estate) and Nancy S. Shilepsky (Employment)
Ranked nationally and locally by Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Jennifer Ioli Connelly (Real Estate Law), Carla M. Moynihan (Real Estate Law), Sara Jane Shanahan (Commercial Litigation; Litigation- Insurance), Nancy S. Shilepsky (Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment), and Dustyn Marie Mascia (Ones to Watch)
Beth A. Goldstein, Carla M. Moynihan, Sara Jane Shanahan (Top 50 Women in MA), Nancy S. Shilepsky (Top 50 Women in MA), Jennifer Ioli Connelly (Rising Star), Tanya M. Larrabee (Rising Star), Dustyn Marie Mascia (Rising Star), and Theresa M. Santoro (Rising Star)
Beth A. Goldstein, Carla M. Moynihan, Sara Jane Shanahan, and Nancy S. Shilepsky have all been named “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Sara and Nancy have both been inducted into its "Circle of Excellence," and Beth A. Goldstein has been named an “Up and Coming” Lawyer
Tanya M. Larrabee (2023 Ones to Watch Spotlight), Jennifer I. Connelly (2021 Ones to Watch Spotlight) and Beth A. Goldstein (2020 Women in Real Estate Spotlight)
Beth A. Goldstein and Jennifer Ioli Connelly graduates of NAIOP Massachusetts Leadership Institute
In Celebration of Women: Female Restaurateurs
As part of our “Doing Good Together” initiative, Sherin and Lodgen’s Women’s Initiative would like to highlight some of our favorite local female restaurateurs as a continuation of our Q&A Series, launched in March in honor of International Women’s Month.
- Haley Fortier, Founder and Owner of haley.henry wine bar and nathálie wine bar. Read more from Haley here.
- Carolina Salinas and Carolina Garcia, Co-Founders and Owners of Carolicious. Read more from “The Carolinas” here.
- Maria Rondeau, Co-Founder and Owner of Celeste. Read more from Maria here.
- Katrina Jazayeri, Owner and Wine Commander of Juliet + Co. Read more from Katrina here.
- Cassie Piuma, Chef and Owner of Sarma. Read more from Cassie here.
- Sumiao Chen, Founder and Co-Owner of Sumiao Hunan Kitchen. Read more from Sumiao here.
In Celebration of Women: Women in Renewable Energy
The third installment of our Women’s Initiative’s “In Celebration of Women Q&A Series” features women in the Renewable Energy industry, working every day to create a cleaner future.
- Bethany Bartlett, General Counsel and Vice President, Kearsarge Energy
- Emily Byrne (Mann), Senior Director, Citizens Solar
- Deborah Howitt Easton, Assistant General Counsel, Ameresco Inc.
- Jillian Wagner, Commercial Loan Officer, Cambridge Trust Company
Beth A. Goldstein, interviewed during our first segment of the series, S&L leaders, is chair of the firm’s national Renewable Energy Practice Group, which represents lenders, developers, municipalities, and companies committed to sustainability through solar, wind, hydro, and energy storage initiatives. Attorneys Colleen V. Collins, Jennifer Ioli Connelly, Tanya L. Larrabee, and Carla M. Moynihan are also integral members of the group. To learn more about S&L’s renewable energy experience and capabilities, visit the practice group page.
In Celebration of Women: Girls on the Run Greater Boston Q&A
The fourth installment of S&L’s Women’s Initiative’s “In Celebration of Women” Q&A Series spotlights the work of Girls on the Run (GOTR) Greater Boston. The national non-profit organization designs programming that strengthens third to eighth grade girls’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences. Jennifer Ioli Connelly, partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department and Renewable Energy Practice Group, currently serves on GOTR Greater Boston’s Board of Directors.
GOTR Greater Boston’s fourth annual Sneaker Soirée will be held on Thursday, October 21nd at 6 p.m. at the Aloft Seaport Hotel Boston. Learn more about the event and register to attend here.
In Celebration of Women: Women in Commercial Real Estate Development Q&A
For our fifth installment of the “In Celebration of Women Q&A Series,” we highlighted women in Commercial Real Estate Development who are building the future of Boston and beyond.
- Jessica Dowling, Associate Director of North America Builds and Operations, Wayfair
- Kathleen MacNeil, Principal, Millennium Partners
- Baillie Yip, Managing Partner, Rafi Properties
Our Women’s Initiative’s “In Celebration of Women Q&A Series” aims to recognize the women making major strides and paving the way for others in their respective fields of work, many of which are in traditionally male-dominated industries.